Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

Recent posts by Chris


The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of May

If I had to describe the five books I've selected to write about from our list of the Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense of May, I'd have to call it "Southern Gothic-meets-Gone Girl-meets-the Apocalypse." If that's not a gumbo recipe...

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An Exclusive Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee, Author of "The Gene"

Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. His new book is The Gene: An Intimate History is our Spotlight Pick for the Best Books of May. It goes on sale tomorrow.

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Julia Elliott Named Shared Worlds' 2016 Amazon Writer-In-Residence

Critically-acclaimed author and South Carolina native Julia Elliott has been named the Amazon Writer-in-Residence for Shared Worlds, the premier science-fiction and fantasy teen writing camp in North America. Amazon has awarded Shared Worlds an $18,000 grant for the 2016 camp,...

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Lisa Scottoline Is My New Author Crush

First, I'd like to say that sitting across from Lisa Scottoline for an interview is a very enjoyable experience. I had heard that she's great, and she is—warm-hearted, thoughtful, and entertaining. I have a little bit of an author crush....

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Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners Announced

The winners of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize were announced last night at the 36th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera was awarded the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and James Patterson...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of April

There are a lot of big novels in our list of the Best Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense of April. To introduce the list, I'm going to focus on books that are already published or smaller books that might not get...

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Smarter Faster Better: A Conversation With Charles Duhigg

You could read eight different books on productivity, or you could read this one. That alone makes reading Smarter Faster Better a productive pursuit.

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Reading "Partners," John Grisham's New Kindle Single

This weekend I read John Grisham’s Kindle Single Partners, which has ranked very high on the Kindle best sellers list since it was published at the end of March. The story is billed as a “standalone prequel to his #1...

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Why Are These Two Novels So Popular?

Two novels have taken their place on our best seller list for more than a year. What is it about The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr that has made them so successful?

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of March

There are some heavy hitters in our picks for the Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense of March, headlined by our Best of the Month pick, Harlan Coben's Fool Me Once. Here are a few highlights: Fool Me Once by Harlan...

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